The First-Year Experience in San Francisco or Orange County
Start your degree at the San Francisco or Orange County campus and finish at the Los Angeles campus
For students who would like to experience studying in two different California cities, the benefits are numerous.
A unique journey. As a first-year only campus, students from the San Francisco and Orange County campuses will matriculate to the Los Angeles campus to complete their degree.
The best of both worlds. This multi-campus experience provides exposure to the varied creative and career opportunities specific to both campuses.
Top academic support. The first-year experience emphasizes mentorship in academic support and professional development within a smaller, intimate campus environment.
Your expansive network. Multi-campus graduates will have a broad understanding of marketplace opportunities in California’s major cities and an expansive network in place to support career growth.
A broad perspective. Experience the fashion, beauty, and tech industries across the state of California.
A resume builder. You’ll benefit from the opportunity to intern and work at industry giants headquartered near our campuses.
A sampling of California-based brands where FIDM Students and Grads have interned or worked:
Near the San Francisco Campus
Google, Nike, Tesla, Williams Sonoma, Sephora, Nordstrom, Stitch Fix, Minted, Levi's, NorthFace
Near the Orange County Campus
Vans, Volcom, Stussy, RVCA, PacSun, Hurley, PJ Salvage, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Arbonne International, DryBar, Blizzard
Near the Los Angeles Campus
GUESS, Vince, J Brand, Splendid, Lucky Brand, TOMS, The Hundreds, Warner Brothers, Smashbox, NYX Cosmetics, OUAI, ColourPOP